Friday, January 21, 2011

Holiday Baking and a giveaway

                                                              This giveaway is now closed !!!

Every culture , every region in the world must surely have its own way to celebrate festivals, special occasions like anniversaries , birthdays. But whatever the reason or the season, no celebration would be complete without food and no feast would be complete without sweets.I have had my share of rich desserts, as a result of growing up in India, where sweets or desserts almost always contained dairy products such as milk, cream and ghee and had a myriad of nuts swirled in.

After coming to the States, I was introduced to baked goodies and a new world of possibilities opened up.The ingredients might have been different to the ones I was used to, but the scrumptious-ness prevailed.Food blogs and food shows on the television had cooks whipping up creamy cakes, marvelous muffins, pretty pies and cookies of all different kinds.
This past holiday season, I had intended to indulge in a few baking sessions myself.
Although I couldnt try out a whole lot of recipes, I did bake a few cakes and cookies that my family devoured.
When I got the opportunity to participate in a Betty Crocker and Gladware giveaway, I readily agreed.I received a prize pack containing a Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, a Gladware sample pack and a $25 Safeway gift card,which I could redeem at the local Tom Thumb store.

The sugar cookie is a very versatile recipe. It could either be baked into simple sugar cookies, in shapes of your choice or you could look up the various other cookies that could be created with this pouch.
There are lots of recipes available on the web, but you could also take a look at the following links.

The GladWare range of products is designed to be used to store and transport food products and is readily available in most of the stores.

I would like to offer a similar prize pack for one of my readers.
All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment and tell me which Betty Crocker mix and GladWare product you have tried or want to try. Please be sure to include an email address in your comment so that I can contact the winner.
Please note that this giveaway is only open to people residing in the United States.
The giveaway ends at 11.59 pm on Jan 25th 2011.

Happy Baking !

Congratulations to Commenter No. 2 - mami2jcn
The winner has been contacted by email and has 24 hours to respond to it, else I will pick another winner.

The prize pack, information and the additional giveaway prizepack were all provided to me by Safeway, Gladware and Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark. The opinions are entirely mine !


  1. I would like to try the sugar cookie mix. I have tried the PB variety ahd liked it quite a bit. avennett AT verizon DOT net

  2. I've tried the sugar cookie mix and the gladware containers with interlocking lids.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  3. I'm a huge fan of Betty Crocker's Brownie Mix!! Mmmmmmm Yumm!! I'd love to try GladWare's new Containers with Interlocking Lids! Thanks so much for the chance to win!! I *heart* this giveaway. Hope, hoping to win! Safeway is my fav place to shop. :)

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  4. I have tried the sugar cookie mix. It's so easy to bake and the kids love to to decorate them

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com


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